Harris County Democrats Prepare to Welcome Majority Whip James E. Clyburn
3rd-Ranking Democrat in U.S House to Speak at Party’s Fall Festival
Houston — The Harris County Democratic Party has announced that two-time Majority Whip and dean of South Carolina's congressional delegation James E. Clyburn will appear as special guest at the Party’s Fall Festival on Nov. 13.
“Majority Whip Jim Clyburn is a trailblazer, a civil rights activist and a strong advocate for racial justice,” said HCDP Chair Odus Evbagharu. “It is our honor to have him headline our Fall Festival.”
“Congressman Clyburn’s visit is especially timely,” said HCDP Executive Director Kylie McNaught. “He has fought — and continues to fight — against efforts to intimidate voters of color and suppress votes. What we are seeing in Texas right now, the Congressman has been fighting against his entire career.”
The HCDP Fall Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chapman & Kirby on 2118 Lamar St. Tickets can be purchased in advance at harrisdemocrats.org/fallfest2021
About James E. Clyburn:
House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn has served in Congress for 27 years. He has been politically engaged since the age of 12 when he became an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement.
A graduate of South Carolina State University, Clyburn worked as a history teacher and an employment counselor before he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992, becoming the first African American since 1897 to serve as a U.S. representative from his state.
About the Harris County Democratic Party:
The Harris County Democratic Party brings together people who share Democratic ideals in order to win elections and influence policy. The Party works to register, inform and motivate voters across the largest county in Texas to participate in all elections. It promotes the interests of Democratic voters and helps support Democratic candidates and office holders from the county.
For Immediate Release
Nov. 5, 2021
Contact: Elisa Rochford